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I thought it might be fun to start a thread where we each post images of 3D Forms that we have found recently and find inspiring.

Mine: two ceramic artifacts from Ancient Iran. Even on site you can imagine how pleasing these would feel to your touch.

They amazed me. Timeless.

1,Zoomorphic Vessel (Fallow Deer),1350-1000 B.C.,Northern Iran

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2, Bull, Iran, 1350-800 B.C.

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They look as thought they were intended for pouring small quantities of liquid. Quite exquisite! If they were in Timbuktu they would be destroyed as idolatrous.

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The thought occurs to me that they may have been brand packaging for bubble bath and history has merely removed the label.

Perhaps they are the Alessi design products of their day - they have that same playful quality with form and function.

Glad you like them too Tony.

Please folks do add your likes here too. It may make for an uplifting thread and we the ascending spiders of joy.

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I found this styleperiod which is the oldest known potteryperiod in all history I guess: Jomon.

Really makes me feel like having excavated something!

Goes back more than 10000 years Aaaaah!

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WOW spacepainter. This I didn't know. So old then... Older than egyptian and mesopotamian civilizations.

Now, let me troll a bit.

Souvlaki, best food in china. Today. Greece prevails. LOL

http://www.bestfoodi...na.net/node/470

Oh my.

And something on topic.

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Found in the palace at Mycenae. c. 1400-1200. Ivory, 2 ½ inches high

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Nevermind the centuries, it's all in the millennia! It's mind boggling how it did last for so long. The pieces from that period are always so intricately detailed. Simply beautiful art.

I am partial to the Assyrian statues, with those mighty beards. I'll post a couple when I have time to search for one.

BTW, awesome thread. :good:

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The Jomon artifacts are so elaborate, they must have evolved from earlier, simpler work. The ivory from Mycenae is another example of the naturalistic work depicted in the murals of women dancing with bulls. A shame that their female dress didn't survive. ;)

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Such fabulous posts.

A further two

‘Madonna Ouvrante’ with Holy Trinity Inside, French c. 1400

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Madonna of the rosary“ by Tilman Riemenschneider (1460 – 1531) Carved in limewood in the late Gothic style. Location: Pilgrimage church Mary in the vineyard“ in the Bavarian, town of Volkach .

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One thing that makes these objets d'art priceless is the absence in the modern world of the skills and the time available for their production. I saw an octagonal table top composed of polished stones in a photo-real depiction of decorative elements like oak leaves and conch shells, etc, that took 20 men 17 years to complete. It was done in the 16th century, a far more leisurely time. Our time is more suited to fabulous feats of engineering (and software, of course).

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Mongol and east Turkestan paintings.

Lion and Bull about to engage in Combat

Siyah Qalem school. (or Siyah Kalem)

From the Sarai Albums.

end of 15th century.

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2d forms are more inspiring than 3d forms.

http://artloverrr.tu...age/12434734160

But a whole lot less inspiring in bed methinks.

This time 3D caricature by Honore Daumier - artist in the employ of Pixar :-)

Perhaps less people know Daumier for his 3D.

Antoine Odier, banker, MP Artist: Honore Daumier

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Jacques Lefévre (1777-1856), Banker and Deputy, 1833 Honore Daumier

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Take a look at others here http://www.wikipaint...ume-guizot-1833

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Thank you

Daumier is a great great, and most importantly, favorite to me artist.

As Giacometti is. Pity you don't like this artist. The true space man.... Truth is much more than imagination.

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Daumier and Giacometti have something common. They very well understand what Scale means.

Inspiring works...

May I?

LOL

10 mins doodling

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Inspiring sculpt michalis. :) I like it.

Here are some Assyrian works that I enjoy (same photographer took the photos):

Assyrian door gaurd

Assyrian art in the Louvre

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